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gathered as they have every year in new york, virginia and pennsylvania to honor the 2,752 victims who died. near ground zero, family members read each name of loved ones lost. >> my father. >> reporter: and at times, the public ceremony included personal and emotional tributes. >> we love you and life has not been the same. >> reporter: family members, firefighters and first responders also walked down into the ground zero construction site, carrying photos and laying flowers in the reflecting pool. the day of reflection and remembrance was not overshadowed by the recent controversy over a proposed islamic center near ground zero or threats by a florida pastor to burn copies of the koran if the center was not moved. on the "today" show, pastor terry jones vowed he would not carry out those plans. >> we're not going to go back and do it. it is totally canceled. >> reporter: at the pentagon, president obama alluded to the controversies and emphasized the need for americans to recapture the spirit of unity. >> the highest honor we can pay those we lost indeed, our greatest weapon in this ongo
in suburban northern virginia, where he compared the state of the economy to a bad car accident. >> the country went through a huge trauma. it takes some time to recover. now part of what's holding us back is us needing to go ahead and feel confident about the future. >> reporter: the most immediate debate between the president and republicans in congress is the future of the so-called bush tax cuts set to expire this year. the president wants to extend the tax cuts just for families he calls middle class, those who make less than $250,000. republicans want to extend all the tax cuts, including those for high-income earners. on sunday, republican john boehner, the man who could be next speaker of the house, wavered. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: the white house eagerly responded. >> it sounded to us yesterday like there was a willingness by congressman boehner to go to the president's position of keeping middle class tax relief in place. >> reporter: behind the scenes, the real motivation of the white h
valley rapper has pleaded guilty to killing four people in central virginia. in a plea agreement today, 21-year-old richard sam mccroskey was sentenced to life in prison. police and prosecutors say a year ago this month he killed his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and a teenaged friend while they slept. no motive was ever given for the crime. mccroskey ramped under the name psycho sam and was devoted to so-called harder core music. >> the uc berkeley grad imprissoned in iran for 13 months says she is not a spy. sarah shourd also defended her fiance shane bauer and friend josh fattal who remain behind bars in iran. shourd was freed last tuesday and spoke at a news conference last night and she says they were all hiking in a popular tourist area in iraq and did not realize that they were near the border of iran. shourd says while she's grateful for her release, she feels only one-third free. >> surprising news here. the recession is over and has been since june of 2009. that's according to economists who crunch the numbers. it started in december 2007 and more than a year ago. try t
just happened in texas and another in west virginia. when is the last time pg & e has had to deal with a situation like this? >> unfortunately these things do occur and they are tragic when they do occur. it's been a year or several years since we've had an event like this. again, what's important is that you make the area safe, you get back, do you the investigation to really find out what the cause was. >> reporter: and last question for you, how many customers currently are affected. not in the immediate area but overall? >> i'm not sure exactly how many customers right now. >> reporter: about a thousand? >> both on gas and electric. i don't want to speculate for you, we do have a team on place you can go to and get some of that more detailed investigation. >> reporter: thank you very much for your time, president of pg & e giving us an update on what their crews are doing, securing the area to make it safe for residents and for investigators from the nhsa to come in and figure out what exactly caused the rupture. pg and e saying they can confirm there has been a rupture in one
, virginia hardware store, republicans unveiled their newest tools. >> it embodies rejection of the notion that we can simply tax, borrow and spend our way to prosperity. >> reporter: their pledge to america to splash spending, repeal president obama's health care plan, vote weekly on cuts and extend the bush tax cuts. >> all we're saying is no tax hikes. first things first. >> reporter: the pledge isn't a new political play. similar to 1994's contract with america that handed newt gingrich and americans a congressal takeover. this year's promise doesn't include many details or any mention of afghanistan or social security and medicare. >> for republicans who say they want to cut government spending, it is ironic they mention those programs. >> their plan would take us back to the bush years, to a stagnant economy. >> reporter: while former president clinton, the man in the white house during 1994, offered democrats this advice. >> i believe they should say, give us two more years to do this, if it doesn't work, throw us out. >> reporter: a choice that will be up to voters soon enough. the
. the focus returns to remembering the victims. ceremonies in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes that attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan 9/11 families gather at a park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning in shanksville, pennsylvania where united 93 flight crashed, michelle obama and laura bush will honor a ceremony to honor the passengers that fought back. plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013, but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> and always remind them never to forget. president obama also signed a probleming clamation making september 10th through 12th national days of p
important to her, so when she went to west virginia hunned a young man with aids, she's going back there to see how they feel now. >> okay. >> she's going back to forsythe county, georgia, which was all white when she was there a couple decades ago and used the "n" word with her to her, and now the guy who was so racist at that point, is going to take her around and show her how forsythe county, georgia, has changed. >> what i like about what she's doing, she says she is going to go back and revisit a lot of these places and touch upon the stories but the celebrities, she doesn't want anyone to promote any of their work. she wants them to come and talk about themselves or their experiences. >> she told us she wants to put unlikely celebrities together, so some magic might be created. >> really? >> yes. that's what she's hoping for. >> i know she's not a big fan of surprises but did she say she's -- she will be willing to at least be surprised once or twice this last season? >> she may lift the ban on surprises this year. because the big surprise that made her cry and she was so emb
and retailers were finally in support but plastic bag lobbyists based in virginia have more influence on our state senate than california environmentalists. want to save tax money? stop spending $25 million a year to collect and bury the 19 billion plastic bags that aren't recycled. san francisco in pal alto already planned the plastic tumbelweed. now all local governments should agree on a uniform ban. since our state politicians have dropped the bao us, prote prote protecttheplanet@nbceditorials. com. pull over! looks like we got a runner. pull over! we know you've been charging for bags! we can't stop every plane. we're gonna stop this one. you can fly, but you can't hide. ♪ [ ding ] but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked.
-called horror core music is going to spend life in prison for killing four people in central virginia. in a plea agreement today, 21-year-old richard sam mccloskey pleaded guilty to the murders. he rappeded upper the name syko sam. police and prosecutors say a year ago this month, he killed his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and a teenaged friend while they slept. no motive was given in the crime. >>> closing arguments were held today in the case of a san francisco police officer killed when his patrol car was struck by a vanload of armed robbers four years ago. 24-year-old steven petrilli is facing murder charges in the death of nick tho a sito burko. he was fleeing a string of robberies when he crashed into the cruiser. two other men in the van are awaiting trial on murder charges. >>> one of the country's biggest unions is seeing a cash crop in poll. the teamsters union has more than 40 new members this month, by organizing the first group of unionized marijuana growers. they work as gardeners for maryland investments llc out of oakland. the company holds contracts with medical marijuana
of injuries and the cause is still unclear. >>> last night, virginia executed a woman convicted of arranging the killings of her husband and stepson. teresa louis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals for leniency, in part because her defense attorney said she was borderline mentally disabled. >>> the fda has decided to put tight restrictions on avandia because of concerns over heart attack risks. the drug has been completely pulled from the market in europe. >>> entertainer eddie fischer died during the night because of complications from his hip surgery. he sold hundreds of records and was known for his marriages to debby reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress carrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. >>> a small plane crash and burn today during an air show in indonesia critically injured a pilot. hundreds of schoolchildren were among those in the crowd of spectators. >>> gold, meantime, hit yet another high this morning. cnbc's trish regan is at the new york stock exchange. trish, this can't be a good sig
was killed when a tree fell on her car. >>> and in ohio and west virginia, powerful line of thunderstorms tore through some buildings and may have spawned some twisters there as well. no serious injuries however are reported in either of those two states. >>> after the worst oil leak in u.s. history, that well could be capped for good. the final step will now be to pour mud and cement in it to make the final seal. >>> a fight broke out between police and suspected drug traffickers right in the middle of a crowded mall. >>> take a look another this, rome's famous coliseum on fire. don't worry, it's not real, as you can probably tell, it's virtual, two artists did it to raise awareness about the fragility of rome's monuments. >> by the way, sunday is talk like a pirate day. sunday has to be drink like a pirate day. let's get a check of the weather from stephanie abrams. >> two girls who got caught in the storm on a boat on the hudson. what was it like? >> it was so crazy. >> i'm pregnant. >> so much improved hved here i northeast as we head through the weekend. how about chicago, our pick c
down into kentucky and west virginia, tennessee as well. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening . >>> and looking live at san bruno, you can see the haze hanging over the fire site there. firefighters have been watching the weather conditions hoping the winds wouldn't kick up. that will happen right about now, we expect the winds to pick up. the strongest winds around 11:00 this morning. temperatures around average for them. here is the air quality forecast, we suspect that could change because of the fire and smoke drifting across the bay area. by noontime, temperatures around 70s. and by 4:00, 80 or so. >>> all right, al, thanks. coming up, is he getting away with murder? questions swirling around the former "survivor" producer suspected of the death of his wife in mexico. and also, why this case has dragged on so long. first, this is "today" on nbc. advantage topical solution treats dogs... ( barking ) but destroys fleas. so ask your veterinarian for advantage, the flea specialist for gentle, but effective, flea control. as governor, he cut waste got
of virginia is the house minority whip. kevin mccarthy of california is deputy whip, and paul ryan of wisconsin is the ranking member on the house budget committee, and together they have written a new book "the young guns, a new generation of conservative leaders." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> before i get to the belle book, i want to talk about the delaware primary. kelly just pointed on social issues that may not sit well with swing voters. castle has said if o'donnell wins today, this primary, then the republicans will lose the seat in november. eric, do you agree with that? >> meredith, what's going on now across the country is obviously people are very upset with washington. they're tired of politicians who make promise that is they just can't keep. so we are seeing across the country some very active primaries. you know, what we have done here is we have gotten together a couple of years ago and we put together an effort inç search candidates who could actually respond to that very issue. >> do you agree with castle that if o'donnell wins that, in fact,
do tuesday's primary results mean for democrats? former virginia governor tim kaine is the chairman of the democratic national committee. governor kaine, good morning to you. >> good to be with you, meredith. >> good to have you here. christine o'donnell wins in delaware and it is the democrats who are grinning ear to ear, in part because so many analysts say she cannot win a general election. what does her win mean for the democratic party? >> i think that's part of it. that we have a chance to win a race that was going to be extremely difficult for us to win, and now we feel like we have a super chance to win with chris coons. the other thing i think it shows is the deep civil war that's going on in the republican party. i think the message is, moderates aren't welcome. moderates keep out. mike castle, a classic moderate republican who had been governor and a nine-term congressman rejected, that means the moderate and independent voters are going to have to look really hard -- >> or it shows that you are underestimating the tea party and tea party candidates? >> well, we're going
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